Monday, September 28, 2015

The Music Box Review

The Music Box - try it out with a 15% off code: SEPTREVIEW15

Review by Lauren

Source: one month's box sent for review; all opinions are my own

Review: I love finding new music, and I used to be pretty good at keeping up with the latest bands and groups. It's more difficult nowadays, and I feel like I know more about books than music, but that doesn't mean I don't still love the fun of discovering a new artist. Therefore, I loved the idea behind The Music Box where you can choose from various subscriptions and receive fun music in the mail every month. Granted, you might get something you already know or own, but I feel like those chances are pretty slim.
A look at the inside of my box!
Let's break it down to figure out what you would get every month if you subscribed, before I share what I received!

The Envelope: $5/month- ONE compilation CD w/ 15-20 songs. Featuring genres such as Pop-Punk, Pop-Rock, Indie, Alternative, etc.

The Box: $10/month: 2-4 CDs and other goodies. Goodies could be stickers, wristbands, downloads, autographs or t-shirts, etc.

The Bundle: $13/month: ONE music box and ONE envelope

Shipping Rates-

United States -shipping is free

Canada- shipping is $6

International- shipping is $10

Some of the goodies in my box!
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's see what I got in my box for the month of September (I chose Pop/Rock as my musical genre but there is also Alt/Indie, Rock, Country, and Surprise Me).

Two of the albums that I got in my box are from Five Times August. I have heard of him but I don't know if I knew any of his music beforehand. I listened to some of the album Life as a Song (in the top right hand corner of the below picture) and it was really good. I've always loved Pop/Rock type music and this definitely fits the music that I listened to in my teens years. I'm excited to listen to more of his stuff!

I haven't had a chance to listen to Rollo Time yet, but I'm excited to find a band I had never heard of before! I think this service is really well priced and I love that you can choose the amount of goodies you want as well as the genre of music you would be interested in. I think my mom would love to try out the Country box, and I'm curious to see what other Pop/Rock albums I would be sent in the future. I'm not subscribed to this service, but it's one I do want to try out again in the future to see what I think of future pickings.

For now, I really like The Music Box and I would recommend checking it out! It seems like a really fun and easy way to discover new music.


Cait @ Paper Fury said...

Oh oh I've never heard of a music box before like this! Sounds like a great idea if you're into new music, right?!?! I'm a horrifically bad music snob and basically don't listen to any. >_< But I like the thought of music, I just like silence better, hehe.

Erika Sorocco said...

I used to be so into music, but lately I just haven't 'felt' anything when listening. I think this would be an amazing box for music lovers and musicians alike!


Diva Booknerd said...

I'm so not up to date with the latest tracks being released, apart from Downtown by Mcklemore, gosh I love that one. It's a shame they don't do an rnb monthly box too,I can imagine there'd be heaps of takers for that one. Thanks for sharing Lauren <3

Kindlemom said...

Glad you ended up liking the music that was sent to you. I have such an elective taste in music, I'm not sure how something like this would work for me but I completely love the idea!

Heidi Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Very cool. I suscribe to Apple Music so these days, I am constantly streaming new stuff.

Brandi Kosiner said...

I have a hard time catching up too

cleemckenzie said...

What a great way to get a variety of music. I love listening to music after I'm done writing for the day. It's so relaxing and energizing at the same time.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a fun way to try new music!

Joyous Reads said...

I love the idea of sampling different types of music! I've never heard of this one before, so thanks for sharing!

The Bibliophile Babe said...

This is such a cool idea!

Lexxie Lin said...

This is awesome, Lauren! And they even ship internationally! That's not something that happens very often. I think I might just try this out myself. I love music, too, but I find it harder to discover new-to-me artists these days, too. My kids sometimes makes me listen to their stuff, and I do enjoy quite a bit of what they listen to, but I'm more into strange indie sounds than they are :)
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger said...

Nice to see they ship internationally! I wish more subscription boxes did (even though I am based in the US it seems unfair)! I like the idea of this one and know many people who would love to receive it. Great idea for a Christmas gift!

kimbacaffeinate said...

Awesome music box. I like that there are different tiers making it affordable for any music lover

Christy @ Love of Books said...

I love music and discovering new bands. This is a cool idea.

Claudia Arroyo said...

This looks like a fun box Lauren! Only, I'm extremely particular about the music I listen to, and to be honest, it's not the type of music that trends. But I know this would make a wonderful gift for those who are music enthusiast! Thanks for sharing :)

Candace said...

I'm so picky about my music it probably wouldn't work for me but it would be a great way to find some new music you may not normally grab yourself or think about trying. I also like the prices and free shipping!

Nicole Hewitt said...

I don't listen to much music other than my car radio, but this sounds great for aficianados!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction